Nyx Tracker - DIY Ready to Assemble Kit

Nyx Tech


Regular price $109.00
Nyx Tracker - DIY Ready to Assemble Kit
Nyx Tracker - DIY Ready to Assemble Kit
Nyx Tracker - DIY Ready to Assemble Kit

*** NOTE: The 3rd Generation Nyx Tracker DIY Kit will begin shipping March 25th ***

 

For the truly budget conscious and the DIY dabblers, the Nyx Tracker can be bought as a ready to assemble kit. The tools required to build the kit are: 

  • Phillips head screwdriver (fine point preferred)
  • Pliers (needle nose preferred)
  • 5 mm hex key / allen wrench
  • 4 mm hex key / allen wrench

BUILD TIME: 30 minutes

Download the user manual here. Download the assembly instructions here (coming March 25th) and/or watch the How To Assemble video shown below (coming March 25th).  

 

TECHNICAL SPECS: 

  • Dimensions: 100 x 230 x 60 mm (6.7 x 3.5 x 1.0 in)
  • Weight: 400g (0.9 lbs)
  • Max recommended camera weight: 3.0 kg (6.6 lbs) if properly balanced
  • Recommended focal length: <100 mm (exposures up to 250 mm are possible with experience)
  • Periodic error: 115 arcseconds
  • Battery life: 12+ hrs at room temperature
  • Alignment method: green laser +/- 0.2° (note that it will not function below freezing - apply a hand warmer if using in cold climates)
  • Motor: stepper, accurate to ~0.25% of earth's rotation speed
  • Drive mechanism: low-friction threaded rod
  • Maximum exposure time: 2 hrs until manual reset of drive rod required
  • Northern / southern hemisphere toggle switch
  • Speed settings:
    • Star tracking mode (standard)
    • Lunar mode (useful for eclipses)
    • Starscape mode (intentionally creating star trails)
  • High quality birch wood with a durable lacquer finish


    Batteries are not included. A ballhead is included by default.

    This is the 3rd generation Nyx Tracker.

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